PORTSMOUT PROVIDE HOPE IN SURVIVAL FIGHT


WHEN I last wrote a comment towards the end of last month I stated the Sky Blues were in need of a miracle to survive relegation this season, and now that miracle has come.

Portsmouth’s dismal financial position stole the headlines once again last week and their slide into administration for the second time in three years will result in a minimum points reduction of ten points.

This of course is fantastic news for the Sky Blues as it brings another club into the relegation dog fight, but I can’t help but feel sorry for their supporters.

Back in 2007, Coventry City were minutes away from filing for administration themselves and this time last year the ‘A’ word was talked about again when it was revealed the club’s accounts had been filed late.

Saturday’s defeat all but proves that the Sky Blues are going to struggle to pick up points and although this time last year administration may have been a worry, now fans need to think about the club’s horrific away form.

In the coming weeks Thorn’s side should be looking to take three points off Barnsley, Portsmouth, Peterborough, Millwall and Doncaster, all win-nable games at the Ricoh against clubs flirting with the relegation zone.

Things don’t look as good away from home with daunting trips to Leicester City, Watford, Cardiff and Southampton in the coming weeks.

So although the Sky Blues have been granted our miracle at Portsmouth’s expense, now is the time for the team step up their game at home and try to resurrect their performances on the road.

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